I’d just like to take a moment to celebrate Hawaii’s Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard, who is being hailed by the New York Times as “a new rising star in Democratic politics.”
As a vice-chair of the DNC, Gabbard has publicly criticized DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz over the dramatically poor debate scheduling that most took to favor the campaign of presumed nominee Hillary Clinton, by minimizing her exposure to debate scrutiny.
She has now gone one step further, resigning her position at the DNC in order to boldly endorse Bernie Sanders for President.
This gal has chutzpa, a commodity sadly lacking in the world of DC cronyism.
Ms. Gabbard explained her decision in a video on YouTube in which she said that, as a military veteran, she wanted the United States to avoid “interventionist wars of regime change.”
Her statement has extra gravitas, given that it comes from a seasoned veteran of foreign conflicts:
“As a veteran of two Middle East deployments, I know first hand the cost of war,” said Ms. Gabbard, one of the first female combat veterans to serve in Congress. “I know how important it is that our commander-in-chief has the sound judgment required to know when to use America’s military power and when not to use that power.